The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Middleware skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Middleware over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Middleware
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 45 76
Rank change year-on-year -40 +31  
Contract jobs citing Middleware 8 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.79% 3.32% 1.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.47% 12.40% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 11
Median daily rate £440 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00%  

Middleware is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 324 258 323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 31.86% 26.79% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 135 182
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £29.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.66% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Middleware
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Middleware as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Middleware in Buckinghamshire

Middleware
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -30 6 £291 -33.97% 3
Middleware
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Middleware also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Middleware.

1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) DevOps
3 9 (32.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 8 (28.57%) OpenStack
4 8 (28.57%) OpenShift
5 7 (25.00%) IaaS
5 7 (25.00%) PaaS
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
7 4 (14.29%) Node.js
7 4 (14.29%) Change Control
7 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
7 4 (14.29%) HTML
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.29%) Unix
8 3 (10.71%) SOAP
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) VPN
8 3 (10.71%) B2B
8 3 (10.71%) IBM
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
8 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (10.71%) Kafka

Middleware
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) OpenStack
1 8 (28.57%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) OpenShift
2 7 (25.00%) IaaS
2 7 (25.00%) PaaS
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Impala
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) GitLab
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Applications Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Middleware Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) Node.js
3 3 (10.71%) Kafka
3 3 (10.71%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) Spring
3 3 (10.71%) Spring Boot
4 2 (7.14%) Angular 2
4 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) Polymer
4 2 (7.14%) React
4 2 (7.14%) Redux
4 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) JMS
5 1 (3.57%) JSP
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) XML
5 1 (3.57%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) AIX
3 1 (3.57%) HPUX
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) DevOps
3 7 (25.00%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) B2B
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Data Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Machine Learning
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Big Data Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.57%) Data Analytics
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Mesos
2 1 (3.57%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) IBM
2 2 (7.14%) Informatica
2 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.57%) Fujitsu
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Talend